Cash for College Statewide Webinar Toolkit
Statewide Cash for College Webinars Social Media Toolkit 21-22

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Cash for College Logo The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted California students’ plans to attend college. This has been illuminated by the decline in financial aid application completion and college enrollment nationwide. Regardless of the pandemic, we cannot afford to fail students who are the future of our state.  

The California Student Aid Commission is excited to announce that registration for our Statewide Cash for College Webinars is now live! The webinars will provide information to help students and families complete the FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The webinars are FREE and open to all students and families applying for financial aid. Volunteers will answer questions throughout the session via Q&A (general questions only) and one-on-one assistance through the Cash for College Hotline after the webinar. 

This Social Media Toolkit shares sample posts to amplify the message. 
Included in the toolkit: 

  1. Posting Calendar, Graphics and Suggested Captions
  2. Key Information
  3. Email Sample to Invite Students and Families

Posting Calendar, Graphics and Suggested Captions

Dates to Post
Jan. 4
Jan. 10

January 12, 2022  Cash for College Webinar  Calendar

Caption 1: Welcome back, students! We hope you enjoyed the winter break. It’s time to start the year off right with some free #CashForCollege!

Join our first #CashForCollege webinar of the year on Wed, January 12th to work on your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) with financial aid experts.

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission

Caption 2: “Need #CashForCollege? Get answers to your questions about the #FAFSA or the #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) through our free virtual #CashForCollege event on Wednesday Jan. 12! Register now at https://bit.ly/registerC4C or by clicking on the link in our bio”

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
Jan. 12
Jan. 26

January Calendar Cash for College Toolkit

Caption 1: Welcome back, students! We hope you enjoyed the winter break. It’s time to start the year off right with some free #CashForCollege!

Join our first #CashForCollege webinar of the year on Wed, January 12th to work on your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) with financial aid experts.

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
Jan. 4
Jan. 24

Cash for College Toolkit all Pre Deadline

Caption 1: Join one of our free #CashForCollege webinars to get help on your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) by March 2nd!

Why? Submitting your application by the priority deadline will allow students to be eligible for the most federal (FAFSA only), state, and/or institutional aid available.

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission

Caption 2: “Receive assistance filling out your #FAFSA or the #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) during our free #CashForCollege webinar.

Register for our available dates at https://bit.ly/registerC4C or by clicking the link in our bio

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
Jan. 17 Jan. 20

Cash for College  Toolkit January 26 2022

Caption 1: Brrr… Is it just us or is it freezing in California this year? Good thing you can stay cozy and earn #CashForCollege from home!

Join our free, online #CashForCollege webinar on Wed, January 26th to get help completing your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) by the March 2nd priority deadline!

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission

Caption 2: “Need help with your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct? Register for a #CashForCollege webinar! Register now at  bit.ly/registerC4C

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
Jan. 31 Feb. 4

February 9, 2022  Cash for College Webinar  Calendar

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month!

Join our free #CashForCollege webinars on Wed, February 9th or Thurs, February 24th to get help on your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA). Submitting your application by the March 2nd priority deadline will help you qualify for more federal (FAFSA only), state, and/or institutional aid!

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
Feb. 1 (holiday

Cash for College  Toolkit February 2 2022

Happy Lunar New Year! The year of the Tiger brings prosperity to those who take courageous risks.

Act now and register for our free #CashForCollege webinar on Wed, February 9th. Financial aid experts can help you complete your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) in time for the March 2nd deadline.

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
Feb. 14 (holiday)

Cash for College  Toolkit February 24 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! Remind your loved ones to submit their #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) by March 2nd.

Join our free #CashForCollege webinar on Thurs, February 24th to get the help you need. Bring your questions!

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
Feb. 21

Cash for College  Toolkit Reminder February 24 2022

Caption 1: Students! Families! This is an important reminder that CSAC’s last #CashForCollege webinar before the March 2nd priority deadline is coming up!

Join our free #CashForCollege webinar on Thurs, February 24th to get help on your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA).

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission

Caption 2: “Don’t miss out! Last chance to register for our free virtual #CashForCollege webinar to get help applying for #finaid happening[Date]!For more information and to register visit: https://bit.ly/registerC4C

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
April. 4 April 10

Cash for College  Toolkit April 13 2022

Caption 1: Need #CashForCollege? You can still apply after March 2nd!

Join our free, online #CashForCollege webinar on Wed, April 13th to learn about why submitting your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) still matters and how you can still qualify for aid!

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission

Caption 2: Need help with your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct? Register for a #CashForCollege webinar! Register now at https://bit.ly/registerC4C

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


Dates to Post
May. 11

Cash for College  Toolkit May 18 2022

Caption 1: Money on your mind? Work on applying for financial aid now and enjoy a stress-free spring break!

Join our last #CashForCollege webinar on Wed, May 18th. Financial aid experts will help get you started or finished with your #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA)!

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission

Caption 2: Don’t miss out! Last chance to register for our free virtual #CashForCollege workshop to get help applying for #finaid happening[Date]!For more information and to register visit: https://bit.ly/registerC4C

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


For General / All Webinar Dates
Can be used at any point in time

Cash for College Toolkit All Webinar Dates Version 1

Caption Financial aid can be confusing. Our financial aid experts are here for you. Don’t miss out on free #CashForCollege!

We have #CashForCollege webinars year-round for students and families to learn about applying for student aid. Get answers for your questions about the #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA).

Choose a date that works best and register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


For General / All Webinar Dates
Can be used at any point in time

Cash for College Toolkit All Webinar Parents Version 2

Caption Calling all parents of incoming or current college students! Are you unfamiliar with financial aid or wondering how you can help?

Your involvement matters! Support your student by joining one of our free #CashForCollege webinars. Our financial aid experts will guide you through the application process and can address your concerns with a one-on-one call. You are welcome with or without your student!

Choose a date that works best and register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


For General / All Webinar Dates
Can be used at any point in time

Cash for College Toolkit All Webinar Parents Version 3

Caption Tired of googling and finding only generic, unhelpful answers? Get the answers you need directly from financial aid experts!

Our free, online #CashForCollege webinars help students and families complete their #FAFSA or #CADreamAct Application (CADAA).

You can call our hotline after the session to speak with an expert one-on-one! Talk about simple!

Choose a date that works best and register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission


For General / All Webinar Dates
Can be used at any point in time

Cash for College Toolkit All Webinar Everyone Version 4

Caption Our #CashForCollege webinars are for everyone!

Enjoy learning about financial aid, #FAFSA, and the #CADreamAct Application (CADAA) without pressure to participate or stay the entire duration.

If you do want help, type in your questions, and get answers from a financial aid expert ASAP! With unique or private concerns, our hotline will be open so you can speak with us one-on-one.

Register now at bit.ly/registerC4C or click the link in our bio.

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TAGS:
Twitter: @CAStudentAid
Instagram: @CAStudentAid
LinkedIn: @CAStudentAid
Facebook: California Student Aid Commission

Key Information

Event Dates + Times 

  • January 12, 2022 (Wed) – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • January 26, 2022 (Wed) – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • February 9, 2022 (Wed) – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • February 24, 2022 (Thurs) – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • April 13, 2022 (Wed) – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • May 18, 2022 (Wed) – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Link for Students to Register for Webinars: https://bit.ly/registerC4C
Cash for College Website: https://www.csac.ca.gov/cash-college

Email Invitation Template for Students and Families

Subject Line: Need Cash for College? Join our next free webinar!

Hello Students and Families, 
 
Do you need Cash for College? It’s not too late. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) now! Join the California Student Aid Commission for one of our Statewide Cash for College Webinars. Learn about the FAFSA and CADAA application and get your questions answered via the Cash for College hotline!  

Register for this FREE webinar here! 

Please have the following documents available during the webinar: 

  • “Your FSA ID (For FAFSA filers ONLY) or Dream Act Account For (CADAA filers ONLY)
  • Your parent or legal guardian’s FSA ID (if they have a SSN) 
  • Driver’s License if you have one 
  • Social Security Card if you have one 
  • Alien Registration Card if you have one 
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) if you have one 
  • List of colleges you are interested in to list on the applications 
    •  Including at least one college in California
  • Most current bank statements 
  • Any records of untaxed income 
  • 2020 tax information (1040’s and W2’s) 

You will have an opportunity to ask questions via Q&A box (general questions only) or via our Cash for College hotline during and after the webinar. Please have your FSA ID or Dream Act Account completed and ready prior to the webinar so you can follow along and complete the application! 
 
Thank you, 
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